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She Couldn't Say No [Region 2]

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Italy released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: it WILL NOT play on standard US DVD player. You need multi-region PAL/NTSC DVD player to view it in USA/Canada: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), Italian ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), Italian ( Subtitles ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Black & White, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Corby Lane (Jean Simmons) is an heiress with a heart as big as her bank account. In her youth, the small town of Progress, Ark., banded together to fund a crucial medical operation for Corby. As an adult, she now wants to thank them by awarding the residents an enormous anonymous check. Local doctor Robert Sellers (Robert Mitchum) tries to convince Corby that flooding the town with cash isn't the best method of gratitude. But, as they argue, he learns even he cannot withstand her charms. ...She Couldn't Say No ( Beautiful But Dangerous ) ( She Had to Say Yes (She Could Not Say No) )

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  • Actors: Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons, Arthur Hunnicutt, Edgar Buchanan, Wallace Ford
  • Directors: Lloyd Bacon
  • Producers: She Couldn't Say No ( Beautiful But Dangerous ) ( She Had to Say Yes (She Could Not Say No) ), She Couldn't Say No, Beautiful But Dangerous, She Had to Say Yes (She Could Not Say No)
  • Format: Import, PAL
  • Language: Italian (Dolby Digital 2.0), English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
  • Subtitles: Italian
  • Region: Region 2 (Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
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  • Run Time: 84.00 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B005DOSCNA
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #487,080 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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SHE COULDN'T SAY NO is a fascinating entry in the canon of Robert Mitchum films; it is comedy set in a small Arkansas town in which he plays a doctor with a passion for fishing. Life proceeds in a calm unhurried manner until spoiled rich girl Korby Lane (Jean Simmons) pays an extended visit. With more money than sense, she makes every effort to make the citizens' life better by giving them presents and/or gifts of cash, as she believes she has a debt to reply to the town, for having saved her life when she was a little girl. Unfortunately she only succeeds in creating chaos. Lloyd Bacon's film (his final work in a long career) has a strong moral tone to it, suggesting quite overtly that money is the root of all evil. D. D. Beauchamp's and William Powers' screenplay has some sharp one-liners in it, allowing Mitchum to display his talent for throwaway observations (something equally evident in the interviews he gave over the years on television). The film also has some strong character-performances by Arthur Hunnicutt (as Odie, a recovering alcoholic with a penchant for non sequiturs such as "It's very Monday today, isn't it"); Wallace Ford (as a splenetic vet); and Hope Landin (as a maternal boarding-house keeper). Simmons' costumes are a continual source of attention, especially when compared with the rather dowdy attire of the citizens; it's clear she is trying her best to draw people's gazes towards her. In terms of ideology. SHE COULDN'T SAY NO is redolent of mid-Fifties attitudes towards women, suggesting that they are not "fulfilled" unless they get married and have children. Hence the ending is rather wearily predictable.Read more ›
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